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While children likely won’t rely on finger counting much past the second grade, the practice has evolutionary and neural backgrounds that could have implications for understanding a child’s aptitude for math, says a University...

March 22, 2018

Grasping Antibiotic Resistance Goal of UA, Spring Hill College Project

With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at The University of Alabama and Spring Hill College hope their study of a common defense mechanism in bacteria will further development of...

March 6, 2018

Tweaking Therapy for Disadvantaged Patients Improves Chronic Pain

Adapting cognitive behavioral therapy and group pain education for disadvantaged patients improved their chronic pain, according to a study led by psychologists at The University of Alabama.

February 27, 2018

Growing in Size

Recent advances in understanding genes in the Burmese python have led a UA biologist to focus on deciphering how the snake grows its insides after a meal, which could potentially lead to treatments of...

February 22, 2018

Studying Arms Race between Bacteria, Viruses Brings CAREER Award

Researchers at The University of Alabama hope to better understand how bacteria and viruses battle each other and, in the process, devise new strategies to combat antibiotic resistant infections.

February 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Week Brings Risk of Traffic Fatalities

There were more fatal crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year than in previous years, and even though fatal crashes are trending down so far in 2017, the week still brings dangers to...

November 13, 2017

An Insomnia Label More Harmful Than Poor Sleep

People who worry about poor sleep have more emotional and physical problems during the day than those who do not worry, regardless of how well either sleep, according to research conducted at The University...

November 6, 2017

UA Researchers Help Find New Path to Promising Parkinson’s Treatment

Three researchers at The University of Alabama are part of work leading to a new direction for drug discovery in the quest to treat Parkinson’s disease.

September 18, 2017

Fruit Flies May Help Understand How Some Species Eat Poison

Out of hundreds of species of fruit flies, a handful can eat toxic mushrooms, and understanding why and how they pull this off could answer broader questions about evolution and adaptation.

September 14, 2017

Treating the Whole Person Focus of $1 Million Grant

A $1 million grant to University of Alabama researchers integrates behavioral health into services provided by a nurse-managed primary care health center in Walker County.

August 16, 2017

Devotion to National, Religious Symbol Alleviates Stress of Immigration

Mexican immigrants living in a rural Mississippi county and who are highly devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe coped better with immigration-related stress than those less devoted to the religious, Mexican symbol, according to...

July 18, 2017

Low Birth Weights in Blacks Tied to Racial Identity, Mom’s Age

A UA researcher examines the role of racial identity and acculturation on birth weight of black infants.

July 14, 2017

Ceremony to Celebrate Research by UA Faculty Rescheduled

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.

March 21, 2017

Conversation with Dr. Alan Blum

Dr. Alan Blum, Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair in Family Medicine at the UA College of Community Health Sciences, discusses why physicians need to be more active and creative in the […]

February 28, 2017

Neuroscientist to Discuss Brain Development at UA ALLELE Lecture

Neuroscientist and professor Dr. Michael Anderson will speak about the evolution of the brain, cognition and how our bodies relate to the way we think at the next Alabama Lectures on Life’s Evolution, or...

February 17, 2017